Conduit bends/Pull box?


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Old 05-09-21, 08:13 AM
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Exclamation Conduit bends/Pull box?

I'm working through my electrical project and am ready to install EMT. From my end run to the circuit box requires about 7 bends, partly because I have to wrap around a triple 2 x 10" wood beam that I do not want to drill for 1" conduit.

Keeping the 360 rule in mind, I need to factor in 1-2 pull boxes. My questions are:
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  1. Does a junction box count as a "pull box"?
  2. Does a pull box (or J box) reset the 360 count? Meaning, if I need 7 bends in my run, if I have 3 90's before and 4 90's after the box, am I OK?
  3. Does an inside corner pull elbow count towards the 360 rule?
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Old 05-09-21, 09:31 AM
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Lots of yeses.
Anywhere the conduit is broken and you can pull the wire resets the 360 rule.
 
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Great - thanks Pjmax! .
 
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Old 05-09-21, 01:58 PM
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A couple of bonus tips:

Conduit bodies (LB, LL, LR, Ect) are also considered pull points and can be used in lieu of 90's to keep your bends less than 360 degrees. Pull Ells are also pull points same as conduit bodies.

Having 4 90's can make for a tough push/pull. I typically try to stay 3 90's or less.

When wrapping around your 2x10 beam it might be helpful to do a 90 down, LB, LB, 90 up.
 
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